Professor Theresa Reineke received the prestigious 2017 Carl S. Marvel Creative Polymer Chemistry Award from the American Chemical Society (ACS), Division of Polymer Chemistry. This award recognizes accomplishments and innovations of unusual merit in the field of basic or applied polymer science by individuals younger than 45.
She received the 2017 Carl S. Marvel Creative Polymer Chemistry Award at the spring ACS national meeting in San Francisco, during the Division of Polymer Chemistry (POLY) and Division of Polymeric Materials Science and Engineering (PMSE) awards reception, Wednesday, April 5. The award also included a half-day POLY symposium that was conducted in her honor at the national meeting.
Reineke is internationally recognized for her transformative research contributions to the field of polymeric materials chemistry; leadership of innovative and collaborative research teams across the University of Minnesota campus that have garnered large government and industrial support; excellent track record of entrepreneurship and technology licensing; and service to societies and organizations in her research field.
She is a leading researcher in the fields of polymer chemistry, drug delivery, gene therapy and diagnostics, and biomaterials science. Reineke is a world leader in the area of polymer/deoxyribonucleic acid nanostructures for medical applications. Her research group members specialize in the synthetic design, chemical characterization, and biological study of designer macromolecules. Her research group seeks to discover novel delivery vehicles for nucleic acids and drugs, elucidate cellular-level mechanisms of biomaterial function, and impart enhanced material performance through the use of sustainable feedstocks.
WASHINGTON, D.C.— The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) has announced the pending induction of Theresa M. Reineke, Ph.D., Lloyd H. Reyerson Professor, Chemistry, University of Minnesota, to its College of Fellows. Dr. Reineke was nominated, reviewed, and elected by peers and members of the College of Fellows For outstanding and creative contributions to the design and discovery of synthetic polymers for drug and gene delivery.